About Me & Etsy

About Me:

I was born in Chattanooga, TN and I now live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where I have just completed a PhD in English. I've been making earrings since I was a teenager and I've loved rocks and minerals since I was a young child. Together, these interests have led to a large collection of gemstone jewelry and found rocks. 

Outside of Asheville, NC
My rock collection grew larger after living in New Mexico for four years, and the Southwest USA introduced me to a whole new world of gems, minerals, and jewelry making. I frequented a local mineral shop and began making earrings for myself again along with the occasional necklace. After receiving many compliments over the years, and from a desire to make more jewelry than I can wear, I opened my Etsy store, Bohemian Earth, in 2011.

Outside of Albuquerque, NM

Each handcrafted necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings I make is crafted with love, careful attention, and high quality materials. Most items I make are one-of-a-kind or are a part of a limited edition series.

I love being able to share this part of myself with others, and I hope you find something you love.
Azure Necklace
Custom Design, Intention III, for Spanish Client

About my Etsy shop, Bohemian Earth:

Frida in Marrakech (above) and Green Empress II (below)
The name "Bohemian Earth" reflects the range of my interests in cultures near and far and my love of natural materials. I love the minimal and the extravagant, bright colors and deep earthy hues. I love delicate earrings and big, chunky, statement-making necklaces. I am inspired by the global East, West, North, and South. And, because of my background and love for art and literature, I have made a few pieces named for my favorite artists and authors. I also like to pair together different materials, so you may see Czech glass, pearls, vintage lucite, brass, cooper, and agate alongside jasper or turquoise!
Kathmandu Dreams III